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Federal, Policy

Biden corporate tax hike would have little impact on business investment, Wharton study says

April 7, 2021

Via: CNBC

The proposed increase to the corporate tax rate in President Joe Biden’s landmark infrastructure plan will not lead to a significant reduction in business investment, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Of utmost interest […]


Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]


Hardware & Software, Tech

Chip shortage shows no signs of abating, may drag into 2022

April 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Auto manufacturers and other companies are hoping that the global chip shortage will end soon, but snarled semiconductor supply chains may not untangle until next year. The mess began when the pandemic upended the market for semiconductors. As demand for […]


Cybersecurity

Answers being sought from Facebook over latest data breach

April 6, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Facebook’s lead data protection regulator in the European Union is seeking answers from the tech giant over a major data breach reported on over the weekend. The breach was reported on by Business Insider on Saturday which said personal data […]


Health Care, Industry

US government launches $500,000 competition to find a better mask design

April 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

The Mask Innovation Challenge aims to find designs that address some of the issues discouraging people from wearing masks. Anyone who uses glasses, for example, will know the frustration of walking around blind as their lenses fog up. There’s also […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

FAA awards nearly $628M in safety grants

April 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently awarded more than $627.7 million through the fiscal year 2021 Airport Improvement Program to airports nationwide for infrastructure and safety projects. The agency awarded 449 grants to 390 airports in 39 states, Puerto Rico, […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

U.S. airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

April 5, 2021

Via: Transportation Today News

Airlines for American (A4A), a trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, said on Thursday that its member carriers will work within the industry and with government leaders to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. As part of the commitment, […]


Cybersecurity

The SolarWinds hack timeline: Who knew what, and when?

April 5, 2021

Via: CSO Online

Details of the 2020 SolarWinds attack continue to unfold, and it may be years before the final damages can be tallied. While it is “hard to say” if the SolarWinds software supply-chain compromise will become known as the highest-impact cyber […]


Cybersecurity

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Security researcher Alon Gal highlighted the leak, the result of a Facebook vulnerability patched in 2019. The data went up for sale via a dark web cybercrime forum back in January, when interested buyers could look up the information in […]


Federal, Policy

Biden’s next big bill could revive — or bury — his bipartisan brand

April 5, 2021

Via: POLITICO

Joe Biden’s campaign promise to work with the GOP is crashing into his political reality: It’s easier to just go around the Republican Party and pass his agenda with Democratic votes. As Biden presses a fresh multitrillion-dollar proposal to spend […]